Are you frustrated or worried about back pain or stiffness?
Do you have burning, tingling, weakness, numbness, or difficulty moving your leg or foot?
A shooting pain that is worse when you sit down?
Or pain that makes it difficult to stand up?
Do you have trouble working at your desk all day?
Difficulty going for a walk or playing with your kids?
Or doing sports in the evenings or on weekends?
Sick of wondering if you will ever be able to keep active and mobile so you can… start enjoying your life again?!
It’s easy to think it may not be that big of a deal and will go away on its own.
Or, maybe you think that it’s normal for someone your age to have lower back pain and stiffness as you just “slept funny” or it’s just a “tweak” that you think is very common.
You can’t recall a specific time or reason why it should have happened – it just doesn’t seem to be getting any better!
If that’s happening to you, you’re not alone – we hear this type of thing all the time.
In fact, back pain and sciatica is A VERY COMMON problem that we see in our physiotherapy clinic in Montreal.
When it comes to your back pain and sciatica, I’m sure you want to know:
In fact, the majority of our clients believe that when they get back pain and sciatica it will go away on its own.
You hope you will get up one morning and feel like nothing ever happened in the first place. We know it’s annoying… But usually this isn’t what happens.
A few months later you are still suffering from back pain… Usually even worse than when it first started!
If so, we want you to know…
We understand that in many cases folks who visit our Physio Clinic have already been to the doctor and been told to “take a few pills” or “just rest” – then went for a follow-up visit, only to be given MORE rest and stronger medication or a possible referral for an injection or more tests. They often leave feeling more worried and confused as they were originally told that “things should be ok”.
The problem is that this is rarely the best advice. It’s super easy to just “take a few pills” to get through the day – but that’s undermining your long-term health and doing nothing to address the reason why you can’t keep active and mobile without pain in the first place!
This craziness explains why so many people aged 35+ are dealing with lower back pain longer than they should.
What other reasons is my back pain harder to fix?
It’s because it’s super easy to get confused!
Many people are happy to give you advice… But not all of it is reliable. Perhaps you think that your back pain was due to sleeping funny or lifting something heavy – but it’s due to many years of bad posture that led to weakness in your muscles and that is the real cause of your issue!
Without the help and guidance from a physiotherapist – back pain can be very hard to manage. It’s one of the main reasons why our clients just think it’s a normal part of their life and they just need to accept it… Or they don’t make any decision to get help as they are just so confused on what to do.
You simply assumed the pain would disappear on its own – but all that happened was the problem never fully resolved and is even getting worse.
You visited the doctor only to be told to “take a few pills” or “just rest” – then went for a follow-up visit, only to be given MORE rest and stronger medication or a possible referral for an injection or more tests.
Someone referred you to a physio in the hospital and you were told there is a long wait list, then after waiting ages for the appointment – were simply handed a sheet of exercises and just get in touch if things don’t improve, which didn’t really meet your expectations or get rid of your problem quickly, if at all.
You searched on YouTube for “The Best Exercises For Back Pain” only to realise that nothing really changed, or it made it WAY WORSE.
A friend, colleague, or family member said: “it’s common to get aches and pains as you get older” – so you accepted that it’s “just part of my life now”.
You struggled because the pain was so bad you thought the best idea would be to simply take it really easy… But things became even more stiff and tight and now you are even more worried.
You have seen another Healthcare Professional, or a Physio already, but you didn’t see any real improvement and don’t want to make the same mistake again.
Thought all you needed was “a few massages” to ease the pain and discomfort, and although it was great and relaxing, it only gave you short term relief without any clear understanding of the real problem or a longer-term fix.
You decided to put it off as finances were tight, it was a busy time at work, and you thought it was probably not a big deal anyway – only to realise now that you made a HUGE MISTAKE by not taking care of it earlier as you are now still in pain, concerned about what to do, and it has really derailed your life.
If you can relate, we would love to better understand your story to help you decide if our team can provide a solution. Just schedule a call with one of our Physiotherapists at our Montreal Physiotherapy Clinic and see what can be done. There is an excellent chance we can HELP YOU.
Simply request a call back using the contact form below. This is a FREE call to get some additional information about how we have helped others in your situation get back to being active and mobile so they can start enjoying their lives again.
There is no obligation to work with us – although we hope you decide to do so – we simply want to allow you to get to know us better and guide you in making the right decision about what you should do to get better.
Well… Here are a few tips:
Moment of truth here: YOU need to decide to take proper action. Many people we talk to are excellent procrastinators… They bury their head in the sand thinking their foot pain will go away if they ignore it… But months later the problem is still there and deep down they are not happy about it… Most often their foot pain is even worse and they are now even more scared as the swelling isn’t improving and they don’t know what to do. Don’t make this mistake… Get the proper help. The true cost of not fixing your problem right away is always WAY MORE than doing a few weeks of focused treatment with a qualified expert Physio.
Follow an appropriate exercise plan that has been developed by a specialized Physiotherapist who has a clear understanding of your issue. One key component to fixing most foot pain problems is the right series of progressive exercises. Customized exercises given by a Physio will not only tackle your pain and allow you to get mobile – but will ensure your problem is handled so you maximize long term relief… Better yet, you will avoid making your problem even worse like some exercises do without the proper guidance and expertise a Physio can provide.
Avoid awkward sitting positions. The truth is that our bodies were made to move and not sit for hours on end. Prolonged sitting can weaken your hips and legs – that can add more stress and wear on your feet. These bad habits can wear down our body so it’s even harder to get over foot pain issues. Most of our clients see quick improvement when they are given the right strengthening exercises, in addition to hands-on treatment, so they can keep active, mobile and healthy as fast as possible.
Seek out effective, “hands-on” Physiotherapy. Physio is a proven way to deal with lower back pain and sciatica. At Physicentrix it’s one of the most common injuries we help. If your back pain is affecting your work, your ability to keep active and mobile, if it jeopardizes your sports activities or spending quality time with your family and friends – you deserve better! We can help you get back to all the things you enjoy doing, usually without strong pain medication, intimidating injections or scary trips to the surgeon.
If you want more info on how the team at Physicentrix Montreal Physiotherapy Clinic can help you live with less frustration, worry and pain… And get back to feeling awesome again – we invite you to:
*Note: The Discovery Visit is something we offer to people who may be nervous or sceptical about working with us, unsure of the benefits or if it’s a good fit for them. If this sounds like you, then simply apply so that we can understand your story to help you decide if our team can provide a solution.
Keep in mind there is no treatment given during this visit. It’s for you to ask us more questions and for us to confirm whether or not we think we can help you.
If you are still reading it’s important to mention there is encouraging news… The fact you may have tried some of the above already is a GOOD THING as we know what isn’t working, so we can get to the solution faster!
However, we understand it’s important that you feel comfortable and we want to meet your expectations as well. It should be a good fit for everyone!
So… the types of people that get the BEST results with us are those that:
If this sounds good to you… Your next question is most likely:
Here are some things our Physio team can do to help with your back pain:
Give you specific information and guidance on what is wrong once and for all and start helping you right away… Often in 30mins or less.
Lower your pain and discomfort fast… Usually within a few treatments.
Suffering can lead to stress that limits your energy and ability to get a good night’s sleep… We can get you back to having a restful night and more energy during the day to start enjoying your life again!
Make sure your back pain issue is managed properly so you are healed long term and can provide you with the exact exercises FOR YOU that will optimize your recovery… Often faster than you expect.
Lower your dependence on pain medication that is causing nasty side effects and sacrificing your health long term. Plus, they are not doing anything to properly fix your lower back pain and sciatica anyway.
We can optimize your chances of avoiding intimidating injections or possible risky back surgery.
Minimize frequent visits and long waits at the doctor’s office – plus good chances you’ll simply be given more painkillers anyway!
One-on-one care with a qualified physiotherapist (no assistants or technicians) so you know you have a direct line with the person who has the best knowledge of your recovery plan and can answer any and all questions you have at any moment.
Provide the support and awareness to give you back confidence and hope that you may not have thought possible – plus a great overall experience so you leave completely satisfied and relieved that you didn’t make a bad decision in seeking our help.
Develop a specific plan to help you return to the activities you love that your lower back pain and sciatica have robbed you from until now.
Would you prefer getting an idea of cost and availability at our Physiotherapy Clinic in Montreal before making a decision first? If so, just complete the contact form below to get started: